Kids Helped Split Up Chris Evert, Greg Norman

Tennis champ, golf star had trouble blending families
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2009 4:39 PM CDT
In happier days, Chris Evert accompanies Greg Norman at the British Open at the Royal Birkdale golf course, Southport, England, July 19, 2008.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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(Newser) – Tension with Chris Evert's teenage sons and Greg Norman's twentysomething offspring helped split up the sports superstars after just 15 months of marriage, sources close to the couple say. Evert's previous husband, Andy Mill, had been Norman's best friend before he and Evert left their spouses, and that contributed to the tension. "Greg got in between Andy and his sons, which caused a great deal of turmoil for Chris," a source tells People.

Meanwhile, "It wasn't a good relationship with the kids and her," Norman's kids' maternal grandmother says of Evert. "Chris and Greg both had big egos, they were both celebrities."